Gardaí responded to reports of suspicious activity in Rossvale, Portlaoise today Wednesday, April 8 upon arrival a male in his 30s was searched and was discovered to be in possession of a package containing 1kg of a substance believed to be cannabis (pending analysis) with a street value of €20,000.
He was arrested and is currently detained under the provisions of section 2 Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act, 1996 at Birr Garda Station.
During a follow up search, Gardaí attached to the Laois Drugs unit carried out at a search at a property in Rossvale, Portlaoise.
€500,000 worth of cannabis (pending analysis) and €35,000 worth of cocaine (pending analysis) and other drug paraphernalia was recovered from the property.
A male and a female in their 30s were arrested and are currently detained under the provisions of section 2 Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act, 1996 at Portlaoise Garda Station.